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Interview: Steve Howard, CSO, IKEA Talks Textiles

IKEA's Greentech venture arm, along with Nike, has invested in a startup called Dyecoo. Dyecoo has developed a system to dye textiles using…
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Does Outside Aid Offer a True Water Crisis Solution in Africa or Mask a Deeper Problem?

East Africa has 187 km3 of renewable freshwater resources per year, yet governments and organizations are in a crusade against the odds to…
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LifeStraw Turns Dirty Water Clean

LifeStraw units remove 99.9999% of all waterborne bacteria and 99.99% of parasites, cleaning water for drinking in Kenya and the Congo. The company…
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The Double-Edged Sword of Climate Change

CO2 emissions are causing some ocean creatures to flourish and stagnating the growth of others, causing an imbalance in the ecosystem.
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Water: Conflict or Cooperation

World Water Day this year highlights the role of cooperation in managing the many competing needs for the resource, a topic near and dear to Future…
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Tom’s of Maine Takes a Step Towards Quantifying Goodness

Tom’s of Maine just unveiled a new reporting initiative that they are calling their Goodness Report. Tom's, which states that “sustainable practices are…
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Who Should Control the World’s Water?

This year (2013) marks the International Year of Water Cooperation. As countries and corporations vie for control over precious water resources, is it…
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Winning Design in Biomimicry Challenge Inspired by Fish Gills

Last week the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute announced the round-one winners of the Student Design Challenge. The three teams designed a water filter based…
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Safe Drinking Water in India: How Smart Design Positioned Unilever as a Leader

Unilever's PureIt water purifiers cracked the pesky code of delivering a safe drinking water that has a positive impact on lives at an…
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5 Steps to Mitigate Water Risk and Manage Water Resources

E&Y offers key steps that companies should start taking to move to the next level of water risk mitigation – managing water risks…
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Southwest Rivers and Budgets are Both Drying Up

The projected, forthcoming water crisis in the Western states is a complicated issue and one in which water planners and conservation advocates have,…
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It Takes 2700 Liters of Water to Make a T-Shirt

The growth, manufacturing, transporting, and washing of cotton uses huge amounts of water. Cotton farming is the largest consumer of water in the…
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Protecting Wetlands from Chemical Nutrients Helps Environment and Economy

When fertilizer chemicals (phosphorus and nitrogen) escape farm boundaries and enter waterways, they can end up in protected biodiversity hotspots such as wetlands…
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How Patagonia, Levi Strauss Connect with Consumers Through Sustainability

One thread running through each company's sustainability journey is customer engagement - from idea generation to initiative roll-out to product end-of-life. Both Levi…
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Water Optimization Emerges as Prominent Theme at World Future Energy Summit

For the first time, water emerged as a prominent theme in the 6th annual World Future Energy Summit.